Revolution Essays

Era of Good Feelings

American Revolution happened during the last half of the 18th century. This period referred is when Thirteen Colonies, which are colonized by Great Britain, gained autonomy from the nation. In this period, the colonies have united themselves and took rebellion against the British Empire. The rebellion was then led to as known as the Revolutionary War or American Ware of Independence happened during 1775 and 1783. They succeeded from their desire to be independent and this they got their freedom…

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Outcomes of the French Revolution

France- at the dawn of Middle Age Europe- like every country in the Western Hemisphere was under feudal laws, or rather feudal lawlessness. For half a millennium, the country was at its “dark age” as force- more than any other thing- triumphed over reason. Until the French Revolution in 1789 two classes cooperated with each other to make most of the labors and toils, if not misery of the peasants. While the latter starved, suffered and experienced all forms of…

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Green Revolution

This chapter of the reading deals with the introduction on what the “green revolution” is all about. Understandably, the major explanation of the matter is that the entrance of the 21st century in the human history brought about several advancements within the social system that involved environmental destruction. Understandably though, this destruction is something that cannot be easily seen by the human eye. Usually, it is even misunderstood as part of progress. So far, it could be noted that the…

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Historical Terms

The Agricultural Revolution was also known as the Neolithic Revolution which occurred around roughly 10,000 B. C. It was a revolution that involved the transformation hunting-gathering societies into establishing permanent settlements and resort to agriculture and domestication. Hence, it initiated the development of civilization. The Cuneiform was probably the earliest form of writing upon which the Sumerians established in the Mesopotamian area, as their civilization started to proliferate, around 3000 B. C. It was said to have lasted for a…

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Impressionism and Revolution

Impressionism was started in 1860. It flourished for 3 decades. It mainly took place in Paris, France. In fact, Impressionism was against neo-classicism, which was too concentrated on academic exhibition. Impressionism was also against Romanticism. “By the second half of the eighteenth century the advancement of the individual was taking another important step forward, in that cluster of activities in art and literature generally known as Romanticism. It is emotions and feelings”. Impressionism is different than Romanticism, although romanticism also…

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History of Mexican Revolution

The novel transports readers to a ghost town on the desert plains in Mexico, and there it weaves together tales of passion, loss, and revenge. The village of Comala is populated by the wandering souls of former inhabitants, individuals not yet pure enough to enter heaven. Like the character Juan Preciado, who travels to Comala and suddenly finds himself confused, as readers we are not sure about what we see, hear, or understand. But the novel is enigmatic for other…

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European Continent in the Industrial Revolution

Historians are divided into various schools of thoughts on the issue of causes of imperialism. There are many opinions favouring all possible options. The biggest reason cited has been the economic dominance. The rapid industrialization of the European Continent in the Industrial Revolution created an unprecedented economic advantage between Europe & the areas which later on became their colonies. This economic differential can be argued to be the lead cause of the European quest for colonization. However Industrialization related economic…

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Gary B. Nash’s Race and Revolution

Gary B. Nash’s Race and Revolution offers an insightful interpretation of the American Revolution which led to the abolishment of slavery in the United States. The book is formed as a group of essays that had sprung from a series of lectures. The text focuses on the failure of the American Revolution to accomplish its initial goals and to do justice to the oppressed race. Nash’s thesis in this book is thus that this failure should be blamed actually on…

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People Power_ the 1986 Philippine Edsa Revolution

“We Americans like to think we taught the Filipinos democracy; well, tonight they are teaching the world.” — Bob Simon, CBS anchorman, February 25, 1987 Revolution (from Late Latin revolutio which means “a turn around”) can be described as a drastic, significant, and far-reaching change usually occurring in a short period of time. Implicit in this definition is that a revolution usually takes place outside accepted laws, norms, or customs (Revolution, in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia). This paper will deal…

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The Neolithic Revolution

The Neolithic revolution is often cited as the start of civilization. Here we see the end of the hunter-gatherer stage. Man has started farming and keeping livestock. It was the need of the Ice Age and thus, food was more available. The need to travel far distances for food came to an end. Groups started living in the same place all year round. People started to build permanent dwellings. This is important not only to western civilization but to all…

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France in the American Revolution

The role of France in the American Revolution can be identified as noticeable and visible. Despite the fact that the country experienced financial difficulties, it had managed to use the American Revolution as an effective tool to weaken arch-rival in both affairs of Europe, Britain and many other countries. The position of the British Empire was seriously damaged and therefore, France expected the United States to ally with it. There are many suggestions and assumptions about the role the country…

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Women in the American Revolution

As had been the pattern in Europe over the centuries, women in early America were not supposed to play any political role in society. Following the ideas and values brought here from the Old World, colonial leaders decided that women’s main place was in the home, centered around conventional activities for example housework, cooking, cleaning, as well as childrearing. Besides taking care of the household, it was accepted; women could partake in some phases of the religious life of the…

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The American Revolution_ a Defining Moment in Colonial History

The war for colonial independence is one of the most controversial yet significant events in American history. Although considered a battle over ideas, the intense fighting and bloodshed left families torn apart and property destroyed. The courage and determination to win the war caused the colonists to risk all for the sake of liberty. In the midst of battle, these persistent warrior-colonists produced the Declaration of Independence, a document that stated clearly and forcefully the rights of colonial settlers and…

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German Industrial Revolution

As a sociological theory, Marxism, or its more general counterpart, Conflict Theory has a number of positive and negative attributes. Born in the midst of the sociological turmoil associated with the German Industrial revolution, it provided an explanation for the social tensions that were apparent at that place and time. (Albert, pg. 43) Marxism evolves from an economic theory that divides the population into two groups: those who control the means of production, and those who provide the labor. Those…

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The Revolutions

 A revolution is a relatively sudden and absolutely drastic change. This may be a change in the social or political institutions over a relatively short period of time or a major change in its culture or economy. Some revolutions are led by the majority of the populace of a nation, others by a small band of revolutionaries. These periods are called revolutions as they are capable of bringing significant modifications in an existing constitution. Within revolution itself, however, repetition also…

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